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06th Nov 2018

This man has been named the Sexiest Man Alive – and we 100 percent agree

Olivia Hayes

We’ve loved him ever since his days in The Wire.

Yep, Idris Elba has been named by People as the Sexiest Man Alive in 2018.

The actor has played numerous roles on TV with his most notable being in The Wire, Luther and Beasts of No Nation.

He told the magazine after he was crowned: “I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really? Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, ‘Yeah, you are kind of sexy today.’

“But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise — an ego boost for sure.”

He continued to talk about his early days in London growing up: “I was very tall and skinny. And my name was Idrissa Akuna Elba, OK? I got picked on a little bit. But again, as soon as I could grow a mustache, I was the coolest kid on the block. Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers.”

Idris joins stars such as Dwayne Johnson, David Beckham, Chris Hemsworth, Adam Levine, Channing Tatum and Blake Shelton in the line of the sexiest men in this world.